Carbery Group Heritage
Carbery Group Since 1965
Carbery was founded in 1965 as a joint venture between four creameries and Express Dairies, UK.
Since then, we have continued to expand and grow, taking market leading positions in dairy, ingredients and flavours, and creating new markets for the milk of our farmer shareholders.
Carbery Milk Products is formed – a partnership between Carbery Creameries (four West Cork dairy co-operatives) and Express Dairies, UK.
Construction of the West Cork facility nears completion.
Milk delivery commences and over 1,400mt of cheese is produced during the first year of production.
We become one of the world’s first processors to install ultra-filtration technology to produce whey protein concentrates.
An important year in the evolution of the company as it becomes 100% owned by the farmers of West Cork.
In conjunction with Ornua (formerly the Irish Dairy Board), we launch Dubliner Irish cheese.
We make our first acquisition in the flavour industry, acquiring Synergy Flavours, Twyford, UK.
We acquire a flavour ingredients company in Wauconda, USA – our first US acquisition.
We rebrand our Flavour acquisitions as Synergy Flavours.
We open a Taste commercial and technical centre in Brazil to serve this fast growing region.
We open a commercial and technical centre in Thailand to support the dynamic Southeast Asian Taste Market.
We become a founding industry partner of research consortium, Food for Health Ireland.
We expand our US Flavour business with the acquisition of beverage flavours expert Sethness-Greenleaf and natural extracts specialist Sensus.
We expand in Brazil to a new facility with flavour creation, flavour manufacturing and application laboratories.
We open a new manufacturing facility in Thailand to service Taste customers and markets in the region.
We open a new headquarters for our US Flavours team featuring an innovation centre with flavour and application development, sensory testing and pilot plant facilities in Wauconda, Illinois, USA.
Removal of EU quotas sees an increase in cheese production.
We acquire Italian flavour company Janousek.
We open a €78m expansion project at our Ballineen HQ and begin producing mozzarella and grilling cheese for export and domestic food service markets.
We acquire Innova Flavors in Chicago and add savoury and snack flavours to our US portfolio.